new user help

Discussion created by jwalkerack on Feb 26, 2014
Latest reply on Feb 26, 2014 by timw1984dev
Hi everyone , i am a reatively new user to ARC Gis. i was looking for some help to find some information on something that i would like to do.

At the moment i have a map that has several different shape files on it such as roads , power cables , houses, railway lines. i am trying to find spaces on my map that are outwith a given distances to these few features. So ideally i would like a new shape file that has points that 1000 m away from these features.

As i am a newbie i m not sure what the correct terminology would be for this process. Any direction on wheather this is possible and where i might find some lerning resource on this would be great

Thanks very much